The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has launched its online revision exercises known as WAECrevision to help candidates assess their preparedness for the council's examination.
The exercises, which cover past West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) objective test papers for several years, can be accessed on www.waecrevision.org
To access the exercises, a candidate is required to buy a voucher from WAEC or accredited agents all over the country at GHÒ7.50, to log on to the website, complete a registration form, take the timed test and obtain a score.
During the launch of the exercise, the acting Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Mrs Naana Biney, cautioned users not to focus only on past questions to the neglect of their notes and textbooks.
“Assess yourself with the past question papers when you have read through your textbooks and notes so that you can derive maximum benefit from this exciting product,” she advised.
Mrs Biney also cautioned all the WAEC-accredited agents not to exploit users, reminding them that the recommended price for the sale of the vouchers is GHÒ7.50.
Speaking before the launch, the Head of National Office of WAEC, Mrs Patience Ayesu, explained that the online exercises were developed by WAEC, in collaboration with Fleet Technologies Ltd.
She described the online programme as “yet another feat chalked by the council to enhance its operations and reach out to its stakeholders.”
Touching on the benefits, she said users were timed online to enable them work on their speed and accuracy, adding that, “It gives users their scores at the end of each test.”
Mrs Ayesu explained that the GHÒ7.50 per voucher, which would last for a year, was a promotional sale and encouraged heads of SHS and individuals to take advantage of it..
The Registrar of WAEC, Alhajia Mulikata A. Bello, said WAEC was concerned about the declining performance of its candidates in recent times and was hopeful that the online exercises would facilitate better performance in the final exams.